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Narva Castle

Peterburi mnt 2, Narva 20308, Estonia
+372 359 9230
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One of the biggest and well preserved fortresses

Historically Narva for centuries was the border town. For this reason on the right bank of river... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martins V
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Riga, Latvia
Impressive historic monument

The fortress is on both sides of the river Narva, on the Russian side and the Estonian side. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dag W
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Norway
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The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is the most diverse and best preserved defence structure in Estonia. The area of the castle is 3.2 hectares, and the highest point is the Tall Hermann Tower (51 metres). Today you can visit the museum in the castle, were the displays explain the history of Narva and the castle. There are handicraft workshops in the northern courtyard, where you can try your hand at various techniques and handicrafts.
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Peterburi mnt 2, Narva 20308, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Historically Narva for centuries was the border town. For this reason on the right bank of river fortress Ivan-gorod was built by Russian rulers, on the left bank Narva fortress was built by the German order. It was developed and enhanced by Swedish rulers until...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fortress is on both sides of the river Narva, on the Russian side and the Estonian side. The fortresses were constructed to control the river and the surroundings. Mostly built in the 17century. Very impressive. Well restored. A must to visit if visiting Narva....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hermann castle and fortress is a defining landmark in Narva. It’s one of the most preserved defence structure in Estonia. The tall Hermann tower is 51 metres high. The Hermann castle and the Russian Ivangorod castle look at each other with the Narva river...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Take a walk by the river near the castle. Beautiful place, clean space and clean air. Very few cars and traffic despite the border.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

The Narva castle ‘faces off’ against its Russian counterpart, with only the river to separate them. Eight floors of exhibits but the high point - literally - is the top floor viewing gallery. Stunning views in all sides. When I got to the top my...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

You can visit here and look across the river at Russia. Look around the castle. There is a nice small gift shop as well.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Really recommend!! Beautiful place with historical story. Some say treasure still can be found there 😉

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

went past this castle 14 years ago on a bus from St Petersburg to Tallinn and didn't have a chance to see it - so after all those years finally got the chance and very impressive with the banks of the Narva river flanked by...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Fantastic castle nested on the edge of the river Narva and actual edge of the EU, this place is both magical and unsettling. Although Estonian, most people working there would be Russians, as 90% of Narva folks are ethnic Russians, English doesn't go a long...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2017

This is a great place to soak up the atmosphere of (many) centuries past while overlooking the river and waving to Russia on the other side. Most of the complex is free of charge and you can explore it at your leisure, but access to...More

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